Conrad Parris is an actor, voice talent and media personality with over 20 years experience. He started his career on stage with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop in 1995 with the New Actors Programme, helmed by Bernard Hazell. While there, he made his debut in Immortelle Theatre Company’s production of “Santa Claus, Mixed Nuts and Fruitcake”; then appeared in the programme’s graduation piece, Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf”. He would go on to appear over the years in such productions as Derek Walcott’s “Steel” for Trinidad Theatre Workshop; Tony Hall’s and David Rudder’s calypso musical, “The Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club”; rckp’s “We Like It So!”, and “Do You Take This Woman?”; First Instinct Productions’ “The King and I”; and JCS Entertainment’s productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “Mahalia: A Gospel Musical”.
In the midst of his theatre training, he became involved in television through the popular soap opera “Westwood Park”, and went on to work in “Love and Family”; host and produce the current affairs programme “Dot Com” for Gayelle the Channel; and co-host the cooking show “Taste” for CNC3.
Film has been a lifelong fascination for Conrad’s, and he started his film journey with Horace Ove’s “The Ghost of Hing King Estate”. From there, he would go on to appear in Shaun Escayg’s short film “Noka: Keeper of Worlds”; Nick Attin’s “Escape From Babylon” and “Tomb”; Christopher Dinchong’s “3 Line” and “Sanskara”; and most recently Steven Hadeed’s “The Warehouse”, and Darisha Beresford’s “The Cutlass”.
Parris has been voicing commercials and documentaries for many years, but only recently became a full time radio host on 107.7fm, Music for Life. He can be heard weekdays and Vinyl Mania Saturdays from noon to 3pm.
He also expanded into singing in 2017, performing soul and jazz songs alongside the likes of singers Llettesha Sylvester, Bri Celestin and Brenda Butler, and musicians Tony Paul, Theron Shaw and Ed Epstein.